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Sr Supplier Quality Engineer

1800875 Requisition #

Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources.

Start at Ganz Meter Company Ltd, a Hungarian subsidiary of Itron Inc. in Gödöllö. We are looking for a

Sr Supplier Quality Engineer

In this role you must use a wide range of knowledge and skills to develop, plan and execute tactics to continually improve Itron’s contract manufacturers (CM) and our supplier base.  The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with mechanical products and manufacturing methods.

This opportunity requires also an ability for travel up to 50-70 % mainly in Europe. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CM’s/suppliers and Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement and R&D Engineering to research/review process improvement activities and CM/suppliers non-conformities.
  • Lead investigations to identify and verify root cause corrective action for non-recurrence of defects detected in CM operations and suppliers.
  • Develop and execute Production Part Approval Process, (PPAP), for CM and supplier validation.
  • Work with R&D and Manufacturing Engineering teams to define process parameters and criteria to ensure CM and supplier process capabilities are effective to meet product and process requirements.
  • Support the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks.
  • Support new product launches to ensure that CM and supplier quality meets the required standards. Review and validate control Plans.
  • Drive “Zero Defect” culture within the supply base.
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with CM’s and suppliers to eliminate recurrence of nonconformities.
  • Perform on-site CM and supplier process audits to drive continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with CM and suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.
  • Promote the use of Itron’s standards for continuous improvement such as Lean, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Statistical Process Controls, (SPC), for early detection of process deviations/continuous improvements and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
  • Facilitate the escalation of unresolved CM and supplier quality issues.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Several years of experience in a similar position as supplier quality engineer at a production /manufacturing site.
  • Intense Know How about mechanical products and manufacturing. methods and machinery (like stamping, casting, metal processing).
  • Knowledge of quality and business systems.
  • Broad knowledge of Printed Circuit Board Assembly and test processes.
  • Strong knowledge of various quality system methodologies 8D, Lean, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, SPC, 8-D, DFMEA, PFEMA, PPAP, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, work well with diverse groups of people and be able to function independently of direct supervision.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Able to animate supplier QRQC.
  • Awareness of Lean Development concepts preferred.
  • Experienced in working in an international matrix-organization.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, good Hungarian language skills as well. 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree ie., Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent field.

If you are interested, please apply with your detailed CV in English online.

For further information contact István Hangácsi (istvan.hangacsi@itron.com).


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